Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 28

Looted Jewish Art in Italy: Evidence and Denial (1938-2017)

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Ilaria Pavan, Scuola Normale Superiore
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)

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4:00pm, Room 208

Tuesday, March 28

Malcolm X, Director Spike Lee

Film Against Fascism: A Yale Film Colloquium Series
(USA, 1992) 202 min. 35mm. Yale Film Archive Print
(Yale Film Colloquium sponsored by Yale Film Study Center, Dean’s Fund for Student Colloquia, Film and Media Studies, History of Art, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, March 29

Shawkat Toorawa's Dr T Project

Most Wednesdays
Tea, Shortbread, and Three Things Worth Knowing
in Thirty Minutes most Wednesdays at the Whitney
(Yale College Dean’s Office and Whitney Humanities Center)

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Poster
 

4:30pm, B-04

Friday, March 31 to Saturday, April 01

DS 70th Anniversary

Two days of talks, panels, and seminars with eminent Yale faculty who teach in DS, prominent journalists, authors of influential books on liberal education, founders of exciting new initiatives in humanities education, college presidents and deans, leaders in non-profit foundations, law, and business, and more.
(Humanities Program, Directed Studies, Yale for Life, and Whitney Humanities Center)
9 am, Auditorium, Room 108, Room 208, and Room 116

Alumni registration and information
Student registration and information

Auditorium

Saturday, April 01

The Life of Oharu, Director Kenji Mizoguchi

(Japan, 1952) 148 min. 35mm.

(Yale Film Society and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Saturday, April 01

The 78 Project, Director Alex Steyermark

(USA, 2014) 96 min.

Followed by a Q&A with the director
(American Studies and Whitney Humanities Center)

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7:30pm, Room 208

Tuesday, April 04

Inside the Eighteenth-Century French Bedroom

Annual Lecture in Memory of Naomi Schor
Pierre Saint-Amand, Department of French

(Naomi Schor Memorial Lecture Fund; Department of French; Women Faculty Forum; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Whitney Humanities Center)

For more information contact Agnes Bolton at (203) 432-4900 or agnes.bolton@yale.edu

Poster

4:00pm, Room 208

Wednesday, April 05

A Disenchanted Elijah: Travel Writing, Allegory, and the Dissimulation of Self in S. Ansky’s Destruction of Galicia

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Marc Caplan, Horace W. Goldsmith Visiting Professor in Judaic Studies at Yale University

4:00pm, Department of French lounge

Wednesday, April 05

Shulman Lectures

Mark Moffett, National Museum of Natural History

Social Identity and Complexity in Ant and Human Societies

Other Minds

Press release
Poster
 

5:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, April 06 to Sunday, April 09

The 12th Annual Yale Festival of New Italian Cinemac

(European Studies Council of the MacMillan Center; Department of Italian Language and Literature; Italian Study Center; Office of New Haven and State Affairs; FAS Deans Office; Saybrook College; School of Drama; Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; Gellar Fund; and Whitney Humanities Center)
More information soon.

2:00pm, Auditorium

Friday, April 07

Technology

Early Modern Techne workshop
Carla Nappi (University of British Columbia), Ben Breen (UC: Santa Cruz/Columbia University)
Bruce Rusk (University of British Columbia)
Moderated by Tina Lu, (Yale University)
(Beinecke Rare Book Library, Yale University Art Gallery, Department of the History of Art, and Humanities/Humanity)

11:30am, Room 208

Monday, April 10

The Invention of Nature

Andrea Wulf, independent historian
(Franke Program in Science and the Humanities)

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Poster
 

4:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, April 10

Passages from the Qur'an in Recitation and Translation

with Usman Qadri and Shawkat M. Toorawa and in conversation with Travis Zadeh
moderated by Kathryn Lofton
(Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Religious Studies, and Whitney Humanities Center)

5:00pm, Room 208

Friday, April 14

Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England

CHESS Workshop

Rebecca Lemon, University of Southern California
(MacMillan Center and Whitney Humanities Center)

For more information contact http://yalechess.yale.edu/

12:00pm, Room 208

Friday, April 14

Don't Blink - Robert Frank, Director Laura Israel

(USA, 2015) 82 min.
Followed by a discussion of Robert Frank’s films with the director Laura Israel and  journalist Nicholas Dawidoff.
(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

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7:00pm, Auditorium

Saturday, April 15

Candy Mountain, Directors Robert Frank and Rudy Wurlitzer

Treasures of the Yale Film Archive
(Switzerland, 1987) 91 min. 35mm.
Introduced by Brian Meacham
(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

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7:00pm, Auditorium

Monday, April 17

Is There Room for Pluralism in Science?

Hasok Chang, University of Cambridge

(Franke Program in Science and the Humanities)

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Poster

4:00pm, Room 208

Tuesday, April 18 to Wednesday, April 19

Finzi-Contini Lectures

Amitav Ghosh, acclaimed Indian writer

Speaking of Babel: The Risks and Rewards of Writing about Polyglot Societies

Tuesday, April 18
“Speaking of Babel: The Risks and Rewards of Writing about Polyglot Societies”
5:00pm

Wednesday, April 19
Reading from his works
10:15am

Press release
Poster

Auditorium

Wednesday, April 19

An Assessment of Political Antisemitism and Ambient Antijudaism in Germany, Austria-Hungary, and France, on the Eve of World War One

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Steven Englund, Technical University of Berlin
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)

4:00pm, Room 208

Wednesday, April 26

Shulman Lectures

Anne Harrington, Harvard University

Mindful Minds, Different Brains: Historical Reflections on America’s Love Affair with Meditation

Other Minds

Press release
Poster
 

5:00pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, April 26

Memories of the Eichmann Trial, Director David Perlov

(Israel, 1979) 65 min.
Introduced by Noa Steimatsky (independent scholar at University of California Berkeley) and followed by a round-table discussion with Seyla Benhabib, Hannan Hever, Margaret Olin, and Noa Steimatsky
Moderator: Dudley Andrew
(Film and Media Studies, Judaic Studies, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, April 27

Killing the Black Body: A Twenty-Year Retrospective

The Henry Louis Gates Jr. Annual Lecture
Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania
(African American Studies and Whitney Humanities Center)

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5:00pm, Auditorium

Friday, April 28

Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s

CHESS Workshop
Meg Jacobs, Princeton University
(Environmental History Working Group, MacMillan Center, and Whitney Humanities Center)

For more information contact http://yalechess.yale.edu/

12:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, May 04

2001: A Space Odyssey, Director Stanley Kubrick

(USA, 1968) 149 min.
Spirituality and Science Fiction Film Series
(Religion and Film Series, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion, Religious Studies, American Studies, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium